Art by John Tenniel
The relatively new feature, Wednesday Haiku, has been a resounding success and I'd like to thank everyone who has sent work along, endured my finickiness, and decided editorial quirks, enjoyed the entries, and just generally had a good time.
And the good times will continue. The feature has, however been so successful that I've got a near 7 month backlog. All this, from an editor's POV, is pretty impressive, considering I limit submissions to one per poet. One of the functions of this feature is to offer web only followers of the blog and Lilliput Review a chance to participate since I otherwise do not accept email submissions.
As I said, a big success.
The result of that success is that I feel, in fairness to the poets and in the spirit of net itself, I'd like to get the turnaround to posting down from 7 months. So I'm going to change the Wednesday feature to two poems per posting.
For those who are sensitive to what I try to do with the feature, this may be more than just a slight change. However, change is a good thing - right? Nothing stays the same, we all come and go, and this just seems the right thing to do.
I'm not sure when I'll start the double feature Wednesday haiku - see, it already seems better, it kind of has a new name, reflecting a new idea. I may start tomorrow.
Yes, I really do run this operation day-to-day and never really have an idea where I'm heading till I arrive. I've written a poem or two about that, but that's another story.
So, I thought I'd give everybody a head's up. More soon.
it takes two
yanking the radishIssa
translated by David G. Lanoue
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